Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

106 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6105
Fax 515-294-0105
Email srohr@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • Solid-state NMR characterization of complex materials, inc. nanocomposites, fuel-cell membranes, and thermoelectrics
  • NMR analysis of complex organic matter
  • Dynamics in solid polymers
  • Development of NMR techniques
  • Small-angle scattering simulations of nanostructured materials

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Mainz University / MPI for Polymer Research, Germany, 1991
  • Diploma Physics, Heidelberg & Mainz Universities, Germany, 1989

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1993 - 1994 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, with A. Pines
  • 1992 Project Manager, Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research
  • 1991 - 1992 Staff Scientist, MPI for Polymer Research, laboratory of H. W. Spiess

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2001 John H. Dillon Medal of the Polymer Division of the American Physical Society
  • 2000 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 1996 Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • 1996 Rudolf-Kaiser Prize (German Physical Society)
  • 1993, 1994 Postdoctoral Fellowship (BASF AG & the German National Scholarship Foundation)
  • 1991 Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society
  • 1991 Dieter-Rampacher Prize
  • 1991 Dissertation “summa cum laude”
  • 1989 Diploma “with excellence”

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Levin E M; Hanus R; Hanson M; Straszheim W E; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2013. Thermoelectric properties of Ag2Sb2Ge46-xDyxTe50 alloys with high power factor. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science. 210:2628-2637. abstract
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Njegic B; Levin E M; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2013. Te-125 NMR chemical-shift trends in PbTe-GeTe and PbTe-SnTe alloys. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 55-56:79-83. abstract
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Levin E M; Heremans J P; Kanatzidis M G; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2013. Electronic inhomogeneity in n- and p-type PbTe detected by Te-125 NMR. Physical Review B. 88:115211. abstract
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Liu X P; Ge Q W; Rawal A; Parada G; Schmidt-Rohr K; Akinc M; Mallapragada S K . 2013. Templated and Bioinspired Aqueous Phase Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Zirconia. Science of Advanced Materials. 5:354-365. abstract
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Girard S N; Schmidt-Rohr K; Chasapis T C; Hatzikraniotis E; Njegic B; Levin E M; Rawal A; Paraskevopoulos K M; Kanatzidis M G . 2013. Analysis of Phase Separation in High Performance PbTePbS Thermoelectric Materials. Advanced Functional Materials. 23:747-757. abstract
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Schmidt-Rohr K; Fritzsching K J; Liao S Y; Hong M . 2012. Spectral editing of two-dimensional magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR spectra for protein resonance assignment and structure determination. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 54:343-353. abstract
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Ma X; Klosterman L; Hu Y Y; Liu X P; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S; Akinc M . 2012. Aqueous Route Synthesis of Mesoporous ZrO2 by Agarose Templation. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 95:3455-3462. abstract
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Levin E M; Bud'ko S L; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2012. Enhancement of Thermopower of TAGS-85 High-Performance Thermoelectric Material by Doping with the Rare Earth Dy. Advanced Functional Materials. 22:2766-2774. abstract
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Nielsen M D; Levin E M; Jaworski C M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Heremans J P . 2012. Chromium as resonant donor impurity in PbTe. Physical Review B. 85:045210. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2011. Technical aspects of fast magic-angle turning NMR for dilute spin-1/2 nuclei with broad spectra. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 40:51-59. abstract
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